FY14 Fund for RIT as of January 31, 2014
RIT donors are making it happen for RIT and its students, helping the university to grow in many ways. Here are the highlights of our campaign so far:
- 8,025 donors — alumni, students, parents, faculty/staff and friends
- Donors have generously gifted over $3.2 million so far this year, impacting over 580 different RIT funds
- Nearly 1,000 are first time donors
- 47% of donors are alumni
- 23% of donors are current students
- 17% of donors are past parents
- 6% of donors are faculty/staff
- 6% of donors are friends
Here’s a look at how annual support is making an impact for RIT today:
Make it happen…together as one!
"I care about the annual Fund for RIT…because it gives students the opportunity to join student organizations and become leaders!"
- Nivi Mathanagopalan '11 '13
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When RIT was founded, all funds for running the school were donated by the citizens of Rochester. Today, gifts to the Fund for RIT keep that philanthropic spirit alive by supporting our diverse students, coursework and faculty and staff. Without the support of donors, RIT wouldn't be the thriving university it is today. That's because the tuition and fees to attend RIT cover only about 54% of the true cost of an RIT education. The difference is made up by gifts from RIT alumni, parents, faculty, staff, friends - and even students.
Our annual giving campaign runs from July 1 to June 30. Big or small, your gift will help ensure that the RIT experience is available to current and future students. We hope you will choose to support RIT, get involved, and play a part in the university's excellence in career education and experiential learning.
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You're making it happen in the lives of students today!
Thanks to a scholarship, I am able to attend RIT. I have the opportunity to learn from amazing professors and this summer thanks to the Innovation Center, I was able to do research in the Mechanical Engineering Department. I am very grateful for all the opportunities of growth that RIT has offered me in just my first year. I cannot imagine myself being as successful and happy somewhere else!
- Camila Gomez Serrano
I love RIT because I feel like I'm being made into a part of the future. The classes here teach us about real, practical knowledge and the technology we work with is state of the art. I feel confident in my future knowing that RIT is keeping pace with this rapidly changing world.
- Tyler Wozniak
I received a scholarship this year that helped me pay a part of my tuition, without which I would have found continuing at RIT difficult. I also regularly watch the hockey games so I would definitely want to thank people contributing to the Tiger Spirit Fund, as their contributions have helped keep the ticket prices low.
- Ajay Ramachandran